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The Huguenot Cross

History The Cross shown here which has been adopted as the insignia of The National Huguenot Society is both beautiful and symbolic. It is not, however, exclusive to the Society. It is being used more and more throughout the world as a sign among the descendants of the Huguenots. Many designs of the Cross have […]

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Chronology of GA Society Meetings

 1971-Present JUNE 26, 1971 – Willow Lake Country Club, Metter, GA. The Huguenot Society of Georgia was organized by Mrs. William Lawton Brannen, Organizing President. Eighteen Organizing Members were present. Speaker: Dr, Charles D. Horton, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Metter. NOVEMBER 6, 1971 – Stone Mountain Inn, Atlanta, GA. Speaker: David V. Prugh, Goffstown, NH, […]

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Origin of the Word Huguenot

The exact origin of the word Huguenot is unknown, but many consider it to be a combination of Flemish and German. Protestants who met to study the Bible in secret were called Huis Genooten, meaning “house fellows.” They were also referred to as Eid Genossen, or “oath fellows”, meaning persons bound by an oath. Two possible but different derivations […]

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History

History The Huguenots were French Protestants most of whom eventually came to follow the teachings of John Calvin, and who, due to religious persecution, were forced to flee France to other countries in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Some remained, practicing their Faith in secret. The Protestant Reformation began by Martin Luther in Germany about […]

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